I Got You Covered: L’Oreal True Match Pressed Powder

Posted on Jan 27 2016 - 10:00am by poonam

I Got You Covered: L’Oreal True Match Pressed Powder

Hello Dolls,

There is one thing in makeup that I always struggle with.. and that is powder compact. I know the market is flooded with Pressed Powders and compacts but almost 99% of them doesn’t work for my dry skin and end up looking way too powdery or clings to dry patches. Today I have one from L’Oreal and lets see how it fares, L’Oreal True Match Pressed Powder.

L'Oreal Paris True Match Super Blendable Powder Review

Product Claims:

  • A super-blendable powder to precisely match your skin tone, with soft smooth powder that’s great to keep in your pouch for touch up.
  • ‘True match Press Powder is a fine, soft and lightweight powder that blends perfectly with your complexion for a flawless finish. Discover your true match from amongst 6 flawless shades.
  • True Match’s Opti-Match technology contains ultra fine pigment match every skin tone and texture with extreme precision.
  • Super-blendable formula gives a freshness finish that does not cake or streak.
  • Best used after True Match Liquid Foundation or by itself.

Price: Rs.975 for 9gms

Shades Available:

  1. W6  – Honey
  2. W3 – Golden Beige
  3. N4 – Beige
  4. C3 – Cream Beige
  5. C2 – Rose Vanilla
  6. W7 – Caramel Beige
  7. W5 – Golden Sand

Packaging: L’Oreal True Match Pressed Powder comes in a squarish silver packaing with a see through lid. There are 2 compartments in there where the top one carries the pressed powder and the 2nd one down under has a mirror and the sponge/puff. The quality of the puff is pretty good as it is soft nice and fluffy so I can actually see myself using it instead of a brush to apply powder on face.

My experience with L’Oreal True Match Pressed Powder:-

Shade: W3 is described as a golden beige shade which is a nice yellow toned shade. It is a tad bit lighter than my actual skin tone but it adjusts itself on me quite nicely giving a bright and even complexion. (NC 40), I feel N4 can also be a great pick for someone with similar complexion but slightly neutral understones.

Formula: L’Oreal True Match Pressed Powder has satin smooth formula and doesn’t feel even a bit powdery. The texture is finely milled and it blends in effortlessly into skin. I have a dry skin and I absolutely love how it goes on my skin. This is the only powder that I can afford to apply on my face during winters without looking like someone who forgot to dust-off her baking face.

Coverage: The compact doesn’t give much of coverage but a light veil of color which reduces the redness around nose and pimples. I tried but I didn’t see much of a difference while layering it on my skin so the coverage is not buildable at all.

Longevity: In summers, it doesn’t last for more than 3-4 hours on me especially on the T- Zone while in winters I can pretty much go without touch for 7-8 hours.

L’Oreal True Match Pressed Powder is pricier than the regular compact but it does have such a gorgeous texture and feel to it that is missing in budget compacts.

Also, I love that there are 7 shades to choose from which ranges from cool to warm and also covers olive skin tones with its darker shades, so everyone can find their closest match in this collection.

Recommendation: L’Oreal True Match Pressed Powder is silky, smooth powder which blends in beautifully into the skin and doesn’t look powdery or chalky. The coverage is light but it does reduce redness, and evens out the skin tone giving me a brighter complexion. They have a wide shade range with cool and warm undertones to match majority of people. However, it is not a super long lasting compact and definitely needs a touch up in 3-4 hours on oily areas.

I don’t feel it is perfect compact for dry skin and I still like the finish of INGLOT Pressed Powder more but when applied on a nicely moisturized skin it does a good job!

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Have you tried L’Oreal True Match Pressed Powder? Which is your favorite Pressed Powder/Compact?

7 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. AnkitaJanuary 27, 2016 at 10:50 AM - Reply

    OMG look at the swatch. It is super pigemented!

  2. SwathiJanuary 27, 2016 at 5:27 PM - Reply

    I think the texture and the shade selection is what makes this better than many around, otherwise the performance is same as others. Great review 🙂

  3. crazyforcosmeticsJanuary 28, 2016 at 9:52 AM - Reply

    Hmmm. I was not that impressed with Inglot AMC freedom system one because of the wastage it creates. I was pretty happy with my Rimmel London pressed powder..Thanks for letting know about the Loreal one..

  4. anubhutiJanuary 28, 2016 at 1:39 PM - Reply

    i finish up compact pretty soon as i have combination skin so i might not buy something this much costly…i would go for magique one which you reviewed earlier 🙂

  5. SangeetaJanuary 29, 2016 at 10:24 PM - Reply

    I really like the packaging of this compact. The see through top with the metallic rim sure looks catchy.

  6. Subhada banerjeeJuly 21, 2017 at 1:19 PM - Reply

    I hav medium fair skin with yellow undertone which shade is suitable for me Honey or Golden beige????

    • poonamAugust 15, 2017 at 12:33 PM - Reply

      Not Sure but Golden beige could be a better match

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